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The Outdoorsman: Eagle Lake is the ticket

Eagle Lake — it’s a long drive but well worth the effort for fisher folks. There are easy pickings right now at Eagle Lake, which is located near Susanville in Lassen County. Anglers are calling the action “hot,” with many catching their two-fish limits after just a couple of hours of trolling. Almost everything is […]

Roundup: June 16, 2011

Baseball Senior Legion El Dorado Post 119 Seniors 12, Pro Players Baseball 6 — The Post 119 Seniors doubled up Pro Players at Sheldon High Wednesday. The game was stopped after six innings as the host team ran out of pitching. El Dorado, with five games in Reno this weekend, went with a staff approach, […]

El Dorado Seniors flex offensive muscle to sweep Del Oro

The El Dorado Post 119 Senior Legion baseball team turned its bats loose Tuesday to crush visiting Del Oro 13-3 and 18-1 in a District 7 doubleheader sweep. Expecting two seven-inning games, El Dorado barely played a combined nine due to the mercy rule and shocked everyone by not scoring in its final at bat of […]

Post 119 Juniors baffled by Grass Valley pitching

EL DORADO — The El Dorado Post 119 Juniors managed just two hits and failed to score a run in a 6-0 loss to Grass Valley in Tuesday’s District 7 Junior Legion baseball game at Union Mine High School. “I can’t really explain it. We just came out flat and basically slept-walked through the game,” El Dorado […]

EDH wrestlers medal in freestyle state tourney

FRESNO — The Dave Schultz Kids Freestyle State Tournament was held June 11-12 at Selland Arena in Fresno. The El Dorado Hills Wrestling Club entered five wrestlers in the tourney: Jack Santina, Mikey Mello, Ricky Eyman, Scotty Moore and Kaden West. Kaden was 5-1 and took second in the intermediate division after losing his finals […]

Taz Devils overcome rain, Dolphins and Gators

EL DORADO HILLS —  The El Dorado Hills Tasmanian Devils defeated the visiting College Greens Gators Saturday to raise their record to 2-0. The Taz entered the meet with one Suburban Swim League victory after beating the Loomis Basin Dolphins opening day in a meet marked by steady rainfall. “Nobody can remember a meet in […]

Heinz-sight: Public vs. private

Before I dive head-first into the pool this summer with the Sharks, Dolphins and Taz Devils, and prior to covering the bases with our Legion and Little League baseball teams, here’s a final point about Oak Ridge High’s Sac-Joaquin Section Division I  baseball playoff run that ended with a loss to Jesuit in the championship […]

Findlay, Watson, Lee awarded A. Dale Lacky scholarships

The CIF Sac-Joaquin Section awarded 49 graduating seniors A. Dale Lacky/CSEA Scholarships totaling $34,400 this spring. The annual awards recognize the student/athletes for their outstanding athletic performance, community service and academic success during their four years of high school. Three from El Dorado County made the list: Oak Ridge High’s Will Findlay and Megan Watson, […]

Roundup: June 13, 2011

Baseball Senior Legion El Dorado Post 119 Seniors 5, Chico 1 — Troy Booher scattered eight hits in six and two-thirds innings Sunday as El Dorado split its doubleheader with the Nuts at Doreyland Field. Booher struck out five before turning it over to Reed Omohundro. Offensively, Tanner McMahon’s towering solo home run put Post 119 […]

Hirst extends win streak to three in a row

Track regular Golobic steals spotlight from BCRA Midget stars; Holbrook wins in Pure Stocks When late July rolls around, Placerville Speedway will host the first ever ASCS Bullring Nationals with some of the biggest stars in the sport gracing the roster. It’s no question that when that two-day event arrives, Sacramento’s Kyle Hirst will be […]

Oak Ridge’s Ales South Optimist team MVP

SACRAMENTO — When the dust settled from a wild eighth inning that saw two teams combine for 12 runs, the South emerged 13-9 winners over the North at Saturday’s annual Optimist Senior All-Star baseball game at American River College. Oak Ridge High’s Austin Ales, in his final time wearing his Trojan No. 10 uniform, was […]

Under the Scoreboard: June 13, 2011

How time flies — Union Mine alumnus Erik Hunter, who graduated in 2007 after putting Diamondback and AquaSol swimming on the map, graduated May 27 from the United States Naval Academy at Annapolis with a degree in mechanical engineering and was sworn in to the U.S. Navy as an ensign. Hunter swam all four years […]

Schedule: June 13-19

Tuesday, June 14 Baseball Post 119 Sr. Legion Del Oro @ ED, (doubleheader), 5 p.m. Post 119 Jr. Legion Grass Valley @ ED, UMHS, 5:30 Wednesday, June 15 Baseball Post 119 Sr. Legion ED @ Pro Players Baseball, Sheldon HS, 5 p.m. Thursday, June 16 Baseball Post 119 Jr. Legion Auburn @ ED, UMHS, (doubleheader), […]

Roundup: June 12, 2011

Baseball Senior Legion El Dorado Post 119 Seniors 14, Del Norte 1 — El Dorado’s Roger Gadow (triple), Tanner McMahon (double), Marc Fackrell (double) and Justin Dillon each had three hits as Post 119 blasted Del Norte Saturday in a game shortened to five innings. The win went to Curtis Cantaloube who pitched the whole […]

Attention: Optimist baseball later today

Seven county players are on rosters for today’s annual Optimist Senior All Star baseball game at American River College. Oak Ridge High’s Austin Ales, Cole Hansen and Chris Muse-Fisher, along with Ponderosa’s Tyler Evanoff, Hunter Gallant and Jerrod Bravo were selected to the South squad in the large school game that starts approximately 30 minutes […]

El Dorado’s perfect season goes up in ‘Flames’

The El Dorado Post 119 Senior Legion baseball team dropped its first game of the summer Friday night as the visiting Folsom Flames used two big innings to come away 9-4 victors. After El Dorado’s Tyler Evanoff drove in a third-inning run, Folsom erased the 1-0 deficit with five runs in the fourth and another […]

Affordable football camps offered this summer

The non-profit California Football Coaches Association is offering 12 football camps, a football coaches clinic and an athletes lifting clinic throughout the Sacramento and Stockton areas this June and July. Youth and high school athletes and coaches can listen and learn from some of the finest coaches at all levels and participate in age and […]

Bob Fogle unretires

After 17 years as the District 54 Administrator and 52 years handling various other duties for Little League International, Bob Fogle, of Cameron Park, retired last fall. His days of being a travel agent were over, his days and nights tending to everything having to do with District 54 were over and he was ready […]

El Dorado Juniors come back on Whitney

EL DORADO — Alex Alvarez’ two-run single highlighted a four-run fifth inning Thursday and Bryson Campbell got the final out in the seventh inning with the bases loaded as El Dorado Post 119 Junior Legion defeated visiting Whitney Post 620 by the score of  7-5. El Dorado’s win was its second straight over Post 620. After a […]

Swim Roundup: Sierra Sharks

Suburban Swim League June 4 Sierra Sharks 517-Folsom Sea Otters 379 Girls 6 & under: 25 free: 1-Analeis Vos, 19.72. 25 back: 1-A. Vos, 26.25. 7-8: 100 MR: 2-Lauren Kott, Samantha Bacon, Delaney Lardie, Makenna Swars, 1:32.43. 25 free: 2-Lardie, 18.37. 50 free: 1-L. Kott, 39.03. 25 back: 1-L. Kott, 21.35. 25 breast: 2-S. Bacon, […]

Subject, West place high for El Dorado Hills Wrestling Club

CLOVIS — Oak Ridge wrestler, Keaton Subjeck, who will be a junior this fall, took third place after three days of wrestling in both the Western States Championships and the America’s Cup Championship held back-to-back at Clovis High School May 27-29. Wrestling in the 18-and-under, 165-pound division Sunday in the Western States Championships, Subjeck took […]

Hirst leads ‘Wild Winged Wednesday’ flag to flag

Racing returns Saturday night with BCRA Midgets, Sprints, Pure Stocks The 2011 Fast and Furious Dirt Track Racing Season resumed at Placerville Speedway Wednesday evening as California’s best 360 Sprint Car drivers converged at the quarter-mile bullring on “Wild Winged Wednesday” for the Hoosier Racing Tires Civil War Sprint Car Series. An impressive crowd packed the […]

South dominates North in Optimist softball

SACRAMENTO — Prep softball took a final bow Wednesday in the 34th Optimist All Star North-South game at Capital Christian High School, won by the South 14-6. Oak Ridge’s Kasey Stanchek and Jenessa Jeppesen, Ponderosa’s Olivia Lucatuorto and Golden Sierra’s Sarah Rasmussen each donned school colors one final time to partake in the annual event […]

The Outdoorsman: Stripers hit and miss

Some areas along the Sacramento River produced a good striper bite … fishing in other areas was slowed by murky water following the intermittent rains and wind. While 6-pounders were common around Freeport, not many exceeded that size. Pile worms and anchovies were the best bait to use. The bite for trollers was much better […]

Hangtown Saber Club men’s team wins championship

DIAMOND SPRINGS — The Hangtown Saber Club fencers came home from the Pacific Coast Championships — the sectional championships for California, Nevada and Hawaii — with two bronzes medals, two finalists and one stirring championship victory. Held at the Marin Center, the men’s team event was the highlight for the Hangtown fencers. Curtis Andrus, Kyle […]

Roundup: June 8, 2011

Baseball Post 119 Senior Legion El Dorado 16, West Sacramento 2 — Tyler Evanoff’s lead-off home run jump-started a 3-for-5 evening that included four RBIs for the Ex-Ponderosa Bruin Tuesday as host El Dorado improved to 4-0 on the summer. The offensive explosion supported starter Danny Muzzi who went four innings and allowed one run. […]

Outside with Charlie: Happy trails Roger

Family, friends and colleagues gathered at Placerville’s Federated Church June 4 to honor Roger Chappell, who passed into eternal wilderness May 13. Those who knew him will appreciate “eternal wilderness.” Born in Placerville, Chappell graduated from El Dorado High. Except for his time at college and his first teaching job in Cupertino, he spent his […]

Senior Legion anticipates another strong summer

The El Dorado Post 119 Senior Legion baseball team is back in action after its record-breaking summer of a year ago that saw the Placerville squad win the Area 1 tournament and reach the state finals. Though only seven players are returning, the team has a solid group of college-experienced players and recently graduated talent, […]

Dolphins beat Auburn in rain-soaked season opener

EL DORADO — The Dry Diggins Dolphins recreation swim team opened the 2011 Valley Foothill Competitive Aquatic League season with a convincing win over the visiting Auburn Robalos Saturday at the Western Slope Aquatic Center. In what has been a regular occurence this spring, the meet was cut short halfway through because of a thunder-storm that […]

Porter’s pitching gem keeps Cal baseball alive at Houston Regional

HOUSTON — Former Oak Ridge Trojan and current Cal Berkeley freshman Kyle Porter posted career highs in innings and strikeouts Sunday night to pitch the Bears to an 8-0 victory over Baylor in the NCAA Houston Regional playoffs at Reckling Park. Earlier Sunday, Cal eliminated eighth-ranked host Rice 6-3 to set up a rematch with […]

Wild Winged Wednesday coming to Placerville Speedway

Special weeknight event brings the best of the west in 360 Sprint Car drivers with Civil War Series There is no doubt that the stint of recent rainouts at Placerville Speedway, including this past weekend, has been frustrating for the operators, the teams and fans — not to mention the many area businesses that rely […]

Kirkwood offers Cat Skiing through June

KIRKWOOD — With record-breaking snow through May and cooler temperatures, Kirkwood announced the launch of resort-based Cat Skiing available through the month of June. The Cat Skiing is open to intermediate and advanced skiers and must be booked in groups of 12. The Cat Skiing is a fully guided day of skiing with access to […]

Schedule: June 6-12, 2011

Tuesday, June 7 Baseball Post 119 Sr. Legion West Sacramento @ ED, 7 p.m. Post 119 Jr. Legion ED @ Whitney, 5:30 Wednesday, June 8 Baseball Post 119 Sr. Legion Del Oro @ ED, (doubleheader), 4 p.m. Softball Optimist All Stars @ Capital Christian, 6 p.m. Speedway Civil War Series, 6 p.m. Thursday, June 9 […]

Roundup: June 5, 2011

Baseball Senior Legion El Dorado Post 119 8, Fairfield 2 – Four El Dorado pitchers combined to hold the host Expos to two runs in last Thursday’s win at Laurel Creek Park. Troy Booher started and went the first three innings, Dom Campodonico threw the next three, Roger Gadow pitched the seventh and eighth and […]

Rough day Friday for county tracksters

CLOVIS — Five El Dorado County track and field athletes who qualified for the CIF State Track and Field Championships at Buchanan High’s Veterans Memorial Stadium in Clovis came away from Friday’s trials disappointed. Competing against the top athletes in the state, Oak Ridge high jumpers Matt Redden, Will Findlay and Jessica Emde, along with […]

Jeff McKenzie has a hand – rather an arm – in a state title

EL DORADO HILLS — Jeff McKenzie came close to winning a state championship last summer with the El Dorado Post 119 Senior Legion team but the bid fell short. Now he knows how it feels to win a state title. He and his teammates at Stockton’s Delta College won the recent California Community College Athletic Association […]

Sierra Valley Conference: 2011 All League Teams

Boys Volleyball Most Valuable Player: Kyle Tucker, Union Mine Coach of the Year: Mike Yates, Union Mine First team: Union Mine: Corey Verner, Haydn Hadl, Macklin McSorley; Golden Sierra: Jim Hanson; El Dorado: Cory McGill; Vista del Lago: Griffin Galvin, Tristan Lamy, Dustin Lamy, Sam Mills, Connor Tevenan; West Campus: Collin Cohen, Jeremy Gray; Capital […]

June 4 Speedway races cancelled; Wild Winged Wednesday is next

Once again Mother Nature is taking its toll on the auto racing community in El Dorado County. Due to the forecast of rain moving into the area over the next 48 hours, Saturday’s championship point race at Placerville Speedway has been officially cancelled by the management of Handy Racing Promotions. Racing will return to Placerville […]

The Outdoorsman: Kokanee lakes producing

The New Melones Reservoir near Angels Camp is one of the hot spots for kokanee. Limits are common there along with a good rainbow and brown trout bite. The kokes are feeding from 30 to 40 feet where the schools have congregated. Attach an Apex lure, a glitterbug or spinners behind a dodger and you […]

Area qualifiers head for state track and field meet

Four Oak Ridge track and field qualifiers and one from Ponderosa will compete Friday in the CIF State Track and Field Championship trials at Veterans Memorial Stadium at Buchanan High School in Clovis. The top three from each event, and those who met state at-large marks moved on from last Friday’s Masters Meet. The Trojans […]

‘Mini-Modified Madness’ invades Speedway Saturday

After one exciting appearance late last season on the quarter-mile clay oval, the thrill of Dirt Modifieds returns to Placerville Speedway Saturday for the fifth Red Hawk Casino, Hoosier Racing Tires, Coors Light championship event. Additional sponsors include The Mountain Democrat, Arnolds for Awards, Pepsi Cola, Reibes Auto Parts, The Paint Spot, Dunn Consulting, ADCO […]

Golden Sierra names top athletes

GARDEN VALLEY — Jason Piparo was named Male Athlete of the Year at Golden Sierra and Gwen Brown was named the Female Athlete of the Year. Both athletes played in three sports. Piparo played four years of football, three on the varsity team as a two-way starter. He was sixth in tackles in his sophomore […]

Delta River League: All League Teams

Baseball Player of the Year: Tyler Evanoff, Ponderosa Coach of the Year: Joe Potulny, Jesuit First team: Oak Ridge: Chris Muse-Fisher, Austin Ales, Cole Hansen, Jake Wehr, Zach Mahon; Ponderosa: Hunter Gallant, Jerrod Bravo; Jesuit: Zach Green, Logan James, Louis Mejia, Brian Celsi, Joe Williams; Pleasant Grove: Zach Stilwell, Josh Adams, Garrett Heisinger Boys Golf Most […]

Optimist All Star softball game rescheduled

Due to forecasted rain that hit the Sacramento region, yesterday’s 34th Annual Optimist All Star Softball game at Capital Christian High, scheduled for 6 p.m., was postponed until next Wednesday. Four local players: Kasey Stanchek and Jenessa Jeppesen from Oak Ridge, Olivia Lucatuorto from Ponderosa, and Golden Sierra’s Sarah Rasmussen were selected to play for the […]

Tasmanian Devils name new coach for 2011 season

EL DORADO HILLS — Brett Jones, the president of the board of directors of the Tasmanian Devils swim team in El Dorado Hills, announced that Jason Brown has taken over head coaching duties for the recreation swim team, a member of the Suburban Swim League. Jones believes that Brown is the ideal coach to take the […]

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